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Sunshine Cafe

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American, Cafe, Diner
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36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-7282
+1 760-328-1415
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My children and I were completely satiated from the massive portion of food we delighted in. Service was top notch, and the breakfast food was superb.

Thank SpartanKarl87
Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten at this delightful cafe on several occasions when in the Palm Springs area. Parking is a little difficult and you may have to wait a bit for a table, but the result is worth it. Usually there for breakfast or brunch. They make some of the best pancakes I've ever tasted. The portions are generous and the... More 

Thank Frank P
Huntington Beach, California
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180 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Cute place and large menu. Cathedral Canyon at Highway 111. Lots of choices. One small room in the front but there is another dining room in the back. The pancakes are the size of a dinner plate. I ordered one pancake and bacon and nibbled off my husbands omelette, hash browns and toast. Very friendly service.

Thank MrsPickle
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

While many people rave about the food in the gay owned and operated restaurant, I have found it to not be much better then average. Breakfasts are its strengths and although open for lunch and dinner I would recommend other places. It is overpriced considering the quality of the food.

Thank diehardcowboy
Cathedral City, CA, United States
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Food was so so. Nothing great and the prices were high considering what was served. Server was rushed and limited to check on tables

Thank Andrew W
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184 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I love breakfast. I am always looking for a new breakfast spot. Busy little spot. Parking can be a little difficult but worth the effort. I ordered a half order of biscuits and gravy. It was OK but I would not make a special trip for it. I also ordered a single pancake with sausage. The pancake was delicious and... More 

Thank Barbara S
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We were staying at the Welk Resort and found this spot about a mile down the road, good portions good price and great service.

Thank Dan W
Winnipeg, Canada
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144 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We went to this restaurant as it was recommended to us by our resort as a great place for lunch or dinner. We were disappointed. We went for lunch. The restaurant is small but you can dine at a counter or a table. Service was good and friendly and the place nice and clean. It was the food that we... More 

Thank Manitobans
Hiawatha, ca
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Best hash browns esp when ask for them deep fried. Place is a bit dirty but over look it as a "dive" with good breakfast. Would be nice if toast was warm when served.

Thank jghay2016
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Atmosphere is simple and staff friendly. Food is fast but I was not impressed. Hash browns, ( rarely eat) looked were frozen and "home fries" were just chunks of boiled potatoes fried. Omelet was good, packed with spinach and cheer but two omelettes and two coffees cost almost $30.00. Whole wheat toast was very basic. I was a bit disappointed... More 

Thank Virginia C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 12
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-7282
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Cathedral City
  • Phone Number: +1 760-328-1415
Sunshine Cafe is frequented by celebrities, politicians, word of mouth visitors from around the world and mostly our wonderful locals. Known as a local hole in the wall with a funky vibe and fantastic food Sunshine Cafe has the perfect meal whether you are craving pancakes, our Best of The Valley Sunshine Salad, or a dinner entree. We strive to have the best food, friendly staff and comfortable atmosphere to make Sunshine one of your favorite places to eat.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?